South Shore Locavores

Calling all Locavores

Join us! Everyone is welcome.

Where does your food come from? How does it get to you? How healthy is it? How can you support local farmers and food producers through your food purchases?

The Kingston Public Library and edible South Shore & South Coast have teamed up to host an ongoing series of programs about the phenomenon of “eating locally.” Please join us in the discovery of our local food. 

This year, the series is also hosted by the Kingston Council on Aging and the Kingston Public Library Foundation as part of a new collaboration.

Resource Lists: here.

Next Up:

March 16, 2017 — Pigs, Glorious Pigs, with Sam Hainer

If you’re a meat eater, chances are you love bacon — most people seem to. But how much do you actually know about pigs, and what’s it like raising them? Meet Sam and Amy Hainer from the Pokatimus farm in Norwell. At the next South Shore Locavores meeting, they’ll be sharing their experiences raising pigs in their own backyard, as well as in collaboration with Norwell Farms.

Pokatimus is a new farm in Norwell, Massachusetts committed to practicing sustainable small-scale agriculture, increasing bio-diversity by raising rare breeds of livestock, and growing, raising, and distributing organic crops and humanely-raised meat and dairy products on the South Shore.

Check our Facebook page for updates.  Click on About or Discussion for information.

Here’s a glimpse of the rest of the season. More details to follow.

April 20, 2017 — All about Fermentation, with Linda Davey

May 18, 2017 — Backyard Grilling, with Paula Marcoux

(Please note that the monthly topics sometimes change if there are circumstances we can’t control.)

The South Shore Locavores series — a collaboration between the Kingston Public Library and edible South Shore & South Coast magazine — looks at what it means to eat locally. The series has been running since January 2010. The series is also hosted by the Kingston Council on Aging.

Programs will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Kingston Senior Center, 30 Evergreen Street (behind the Town House, and to the left).

Please let us know if you’d like to be a speaker at any of the programs or would like to offer a door prize.

Love to cook? Please feel free to bring a dish to share to any of the gatherings. There will be time at the beginning and end of each meeting for Munching and Mingling.

TEAM UP AGAINST HUNGER: In an effort to help fight hunger on the South Shore, we will be collecting non-perishable foods at the beginning of each gathering to donate to the Greater Plymouth Food Distribution Center.  If you can, please bring a can.

Would you like to be more closely involved with the SSL sessions? There are various ways you could help with preparing or running the sessions. If you’re interested in volunteering, let us know.

The gatherings are free. However, if you are able, donations of $0 to $10 will be gratefully accepted to help cover expenses. Any surplus will be used towards library book purchases.

Gather with us at 7:00pm
Council on Aging’s Senior Center
30 Evergreen Street, Kingston MA 02364

Besides the terrific speakers and demos, we’ll provide thorough topic-related resource lists complied by the Kingston Public Library for each session.

See complete list here.

If you’d like to be added to the SSL mailing list please send your email address to Sia Stewart at

What folks are saying:

PACTV covers raising Heritage Chicken (from March 2017)

PACTV covers Pie Making
Colchester Neighborhood Farm

SSL Facebook

Click here to peruse some of our past gatherings




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